Look at that..don’t they look appetizing! That is the beauty of eggs and toast. It is so versatile. There are so many variations one can do with them that seriously sky is the limit! Eggs and toast are the number one combo when it comes to having the first meal of the day. I am sure you would relate with me when I say that the biggest struggle a home chef faces is – “What to cook for breakfast?” It is the busiest time of the day in any house. Everyone is in a rush and we have this innate need to ensure all leave the house well fed. Hence the breakfast recipes need to be hassle free, quick and very filling. Hence I am always on the lookout for easy and interesting breakfast recipes.
Like many, we too enjoy having eggs in our meal. Being vegetarians, our sources of protein mainly comes from veggies and dairy. So I try to incorporate foods in our diet which are high in protein. There are some very interesting breakfast recipes that I have made in the past which have also become very popular amongst my readers. Such as Mini Veggie Fritters, Rawa Paniyaram in Appe Pan, Broccoli Oats , Chilla/Pancakes and Eggless Blueberry Mug Cake. Each unique in their own way. I enjoy cooking with eggs too. While I have made Sprouts & Egg Bhurji and the regular omelette in the past but this recipe tops the list!
We had been to Cancun for my birthday this year. We both enjoy taking off to a beach location and prefer to stay at a beachfront resort on special occasions. Which is exactly what we did again this year. While we were there, the resort had an amazing dining spread as part of their inclusive package. Every meal was different and also a visual treat. At breakfast, both of us gorged on the muffins, breads and spreads (hey that rhymed!). One particular section serving egg toast caught my eye. Since it had bacon in it, I didn’t try it. However, I did ask the chef on how he made it. After knowing how simple it was, I made a mental note to myself to make this dish once we get back home.
The chef there was very sweet though. Knowing that this particular egg toast had caught my fancy, he made it without bacon for me the next day. While KR was highly impressed and I was embarrassed. I felt they were really going out of their way just for one guest. But I guess this is what is called hospitality. The egg toast served to us was impeccable. It was cooked right, it looked great and the taste was delectable. The chef prepared this egg toast for us on all days we were there. I kept joking to KR that they must have named us the “Egg Couple”!
Since this egg toast was one of the highlights of the trip, it seemed more than necessary that I feature it on my blog. I remember telling that chef that this is what I would do. He had responded with a shy smile. Some people are just so sweet and naive! Now let me share with you the recipe as told to me by that chef. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then do the prep work on a baking tray covered with foil. Take bread slices, using a spoon create a depression around the center. Be careful to not tear the bread. Spray cooking oil spray all over and break an egg in it. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top and apply butter on all four sides of the bread. Sprinkle cheese over the butter.
Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes (till the egg is cooked) and broil it for 1 minute to get the golden glaze on top. I keep the oven door open when I broil because the bread could get burnt very quickly if kept longer. This is just a broil tip my friend gave me once. Our Eggs on Toast are ready! I sprinkled some red pepper flakes over it just to give it an extra kick of spice.
Serve them quickly along with hot coffee/tea. This recipe is also a great way to make your kids have eggs. It looks very inviting and kids will surely love it! I served this breakfast to KR in bed and he was exhilarated. He told me that the taste reminded him of the Cancun trip. Reminiscing our trip and mentally thanking that chef, we enjoyed our Sunday breakfast.
Eggs on Toast
- 2 bread slices
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper as needed
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then do the prep work on a baking tray covered with foil. Take bread slices, using a spoon create a depression around the center. Be careful to not tear the bread. Spray cooking oil spray all over and break an egg in it. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top and apply butter on all four sides of the bread. Sprinkle cheese over the butter.
- Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes (till the egg is cooked) and broil it for 1 minute to get the golden glaze on top. Eggs on Toast are ready!
It’s really amazing that on every trip I learn something new, be it a skill or a recipe. That is why I LOVE to travel. This recipe is so gorgeous. I cannot seem to thank that chef enough. People across ages will love this for breakfast. In fact you can even have your kids help you make it. So if you are looking for something to indulge into a heavy breakfast, then you gotta try Eggs on Toast!
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